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A Grade

#137 of 996 Restaurants in Porto
#144 of 1,037 Places to Eat in Porto
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Pizza, Portuguese
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Rua de S. Nicolau, 9, Porto, Portugal
223321130
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 209
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    Very good
  • 46
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  • 19
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
delicious fresh food with friendly service

enjoyed our frist meal in portugal at this family run palce that was very busy on a friday night. Located close to the riberia it is a small easy to miss restaurant that is run by the family. Food is very fresh, goat melted in your mouth, fish extremely fresh and the service very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Fremont, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Fremont, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

enjoyed our frist meal in portugal at this family run palce that was very busy on a friday night. Located close to the riberia it is a small easy to miss restaurant that is run by the family. Food is very fresh, goat melted in your mouth, fish extremely fresh and the service very friendly.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

the foods were really good! They serve small plates of some fish etc which were so tasty as well so we ended up paying quite a lot of money compared to other places though. It's just really difficult not to eat those small dishes when served...

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We didn't anticipate going to A Grade until our guest house made us a reservation our first night in Porto. We went in with hesitations due to Lonely Planet reviews but I have zero complaints and very glad we trusted the judgement of our hosts. We knew we'd need to pay for the entradas but we choose to enjoy them... More 

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Samoens, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Recommended by our guest house, this friendly, family run restaurant is tiny. The octopus was fabulous, the lamb/pork perfectly cooked and the atmosphere felt like you were being transported back to your great-grandmother's kitchen. If you're looking for

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food was basic, as Portuguese Restaurant food generally is, but delicious and served with a smile and genuine care for your enjoyment. We asked them to recommend a wine & we only paid for what we drank, approx half a bottle. Incredibly reasonable prices and a great atmosphere. After the meal we were offered a free shot of Port... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Up a narrow street, you find this little gem. First thing to keep in mind, this is a mom and pop restaurant- literally. They work at their pace. If you are in hurry, eat somewhere else. Make a reservation!! If you are capable of slowing down, you will enjoy your meal. Octopus is one of their signature dishes, however we... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I had a feeling this was a place for semi tourist trap, because of its proximity to the river. The reason I went is because a friend said he had some of the best shrimp ever there. My meal...... 1.I had a 10 pm res, and was out the door by 10:30. I felt slightly rushed. 2.The croquettes they brough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A friend recommended this tiny restaurant near the river. They only have 6-10 tables but you can stop by earlier in the day to make reservations (and to make sure you can actually locate it). Lovely service by the owners. Adorable atmosphere. Food is really really good but comes with a lot of sides so be careful not to order... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A friend found this place recommended in a guide book so we booked six of us for a birthday dinner. Loved the place ! It's tiny, cosy, and we had the best meal of our stay in Porto. The service was charming and attentive and the food was absolutely fantastic.

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Naperville, Illinois
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This small family run restaurant was recommended by a local and was also in Rick Steve's tour book. The restaurant only has six tables, with two to three tables directly outside. This is definitely family owned and operated. While very busy on a Saturday evening, our 8:30 reservation for four was honored, with the owner and his son being so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua de S. Nicolau, 9, Porto, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: 223321130

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?